The rains over the past weeks have helped the Manning River clean out a bit, however, more is needed.
The waters above Tiri Bridge in the upper reaches of the Manning are good to fish again while the lower parts of the river could do with a bit more flow to clean out the weed and slime.
Bream, luderick and flathead are being caught in the lower parts of the river with flathead catches on the increase.
Mulloway to 9kgs have been caught from the wall above the gantry at Harrington on live yellowtail baits.
Blue swimmer and mud crabs have been caught in the river during the past week.
Chopper tailor were caught from the sand spit earlier in the week.
A fish of 1.5kgs was taken from the same spot.
There are large schools of bait attracting thousands of gulls around Forster-Tuncurry.
For the bait fish to be on the surface there must be predatory fish under them.
I expect the chopper tailor to arrive in this area in force before Christmas.
Meanwhile snapper have been caught on plastics from the northern grounds and also out off Crowdy Head,
Mahi Mahi are to be taken on bait and lures around the wave rider.